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Milan

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Thursday June 2nd was Hannah's fashion show. She's graduating from her 3 year fashion design program at the Fashion Institute of Milan and had her last fashion show on the 3rd day we were in Milan. She had to leave her apartment early to get everything ready at the venue, so we just hung around her apartment most of the day. We got ready and went for a happy hour buffet and met up with Yari, Hannah's bf at the pub. Got to the venue at 8pm for the show and Yari's roomate Nickolas, who was also graduating from the program, met us there. The show was amazing, Hannah's collection was beautiful. The theme the students got was "Evaporating Salt Lakes". How you design clothes from that I have no figgin idea, but everything was sooo amazing. There were 24 collections all together. Hannah's was the best by far. We had some champagne and drinks after outside the venue but the mosquitos were totally unbearable. I've NEVER seen mosquitos like that, so we got outta there before we went crazy, literally picture hundreds of people slapping peoples backs, faces, legs lol just to get the lil buggers. Anyways, left there and went to a castle one the other side of town for a free open bar party. Had a great time there, all the drinks you can drink, hammocks hanging everywhere, great dj's spinning... we just kept looking around and not really believing we were partying like this in a castle! lol first for everything.
Next day was Hannah's actual graduation. We woke up and made some breaky, and then headed to her school. and met Yari and Nickolas there again. Sat through the cer emony which was great, but would have been better in English lol.. They had a great reception after with all the food and drinks you wanted but the best part was when all the
students in their gorgeous outfits jumped in the huge fountain in the courtyard and started a waterfight. It was so cute! We left there and did a little shopping and grabbed some food (at another happy hour buffet, best discovery EVER!) then went back to the apartment to get changed. All the grads were throwing their last party at a club called Amnesia on the other side of Milan. Hannah said this was her favorite club so we were all curious to see what a club in Milan is really like...... it was CRAZY. They listen to all trance and house music and the club was soooo packed. Everyone but Leah and I drank a liiitttlllee too much lol so we didn't stay all that late. Once we finally caught a cab that would take us all we went back to Hannah's (only making a few pitstops for the people that drank too much lol) and passed out.
We'd been planning on checking out this festival outside Milan called Free Tribe, so we dragged our butts outta bed eventually lol and packed up to go for the night. The festival is in Navara, the town Yari and Nickolas are from so we all loaded into 2 cars and headed there. Shannon, Hannah, Yari and Ofere were signed up to play in a basketball tourny once we got there so we hung out all day watching their games, drinking and layin in the sun. There is all kinds of sport tournies set up, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and sooo much food, skateboarding, graffiti contests, awesome DJs at night, so much stuff, and it's Yari's friend that started it 3 years ago. So Nickolas' family still lives there and they have a house that's vacant that nobody uses so he was nice enough to let us stay there for the night. But not so nice to tell us it's freakin haunted right before we get there! This house was crazy, it was from the 1400's and soooooo creepy. Probably wouldnt have been so bad if he didn't say it was haunted, but we still all 4 of us decided to sleep in 1 bed lol even though there was like 5 beds for us. It was a beautiful house, but nobody had lived there for a long time so it was dusty with spider webs and creaky floors and ya... just straight up CREEPY lol. So he showed us around and then we all showered and got changed and he came back to pick us up and headed back to the festival where we ate some dinner and had some drinks. Hannah had never played Beer Pong and we all wanted to show her how at some point, and weirdly enough I met a guy at the club the night before and he was holding a ping pong ball (dont ask I dunno) and I convinced him to give me the ball so we could teach her how to play beer pong. So the fesitval was the perfect opportunity! There was a huge covered area with tables so we pulled one aside and set the game up to teach her and you would think we had the cure to cancer or something! Everyone was so curious about what we were playing that huge groups of people were crowding around our table wanting to play lol. Had a great time teaching her and then went over to the music stage to listen to some of the DJs. Danced forever cuz it was such great music then headed back to the house. I made sure to have a few drinks in me right before we left or else I knew there would be no sleep for me that night, creepy ass house. We all snuggled up in the one bed and after a few creaks of the floor and some blowing curtains with the windows CLOSED we managed to fall asleep lol. Woke up the next morning and ate some yummy pastries for breakfast and then Nickolas decided we would love the lake so him and Yari dropped us off there for a few hours. Kind of reminded us of Cultas Lake but way more beautiful. Water was perfect cuz it was roasting hot out. Hung out for a few hours til they came back and we headed back to the festival. Of course realizing once we got out of the sun everyone but Leah was burnt to a crisp lol especially Sheena. So worth it though! They played in a couple more basketball games to finish the tournament and then we laid on the grass and watched some soccer and volleyball and had a few beers. Got some dinner right before a HUGE storm rolled in. It pourrreedd rain, to be following with lightening and thunder, so everyone was havin a great time under all the tents and stuff but we had to get going cuz it was already 10pm and we had an hour drive back to Milan, not to mention in the pouring rain now. So we got all our stuff together and headed back to Milan. The storm only got worse and once we got back into Milan the roads were starting to flood. Made it back just in time, the guys came up to Hannah's apartment for some coffee and then we said our goodbyes since we're leaving tomorrow for Switzerland. So that was our 5 days in Milan. Just startin to pack up our things now and onto the next place!

Posted by courtney21 16:34 Archived in Italy

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